Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act
According to the Dodd-Frank Act, the
stated aim of the legislation is to "promote the
financial stability of the United States by improving
accountability and stability in the financial
We'll keep you
informed of changes in the regulation process, and click here to read the
most recent accomplishments as reported by the SEC.
Conferences and Presentations: APA, MNGFOA, IREA
and Macintosh, MN
Fall is a busy
time with conferences, and Ehlers had the pleasure of presenting
at three Minnesota conferences and for a group of northwest
To see more
details about each conference, as well as the corresponding
presentation, click here.
Top 10 Tips to Increase Productivity When Working
by Jeremy Ulmer at Sales Coaching
Is it hard
for you to focus when you're working from home? Here are the Top 10 Tips to ensure you
make the most of your workday.
Change is in
the air as fall arrives. And speaking of changes, there are
some big changes occurring as the federal government passed
legislation that affects how financial advisory
services like Ehlers provides services to you and your
that at Ehlers, we have been and continue to act in a fiduciary
responsibility to all of our clients, because we've always been
independent financial advisors.
As clients of
Ehlers, you will be receiving a letter from us within the next
week to further explain some of the changes we know about in
the near future. We'll also be posting a copy of the letter on
We're at the
beginning stages of a lengthy rule-changing process. Ehlers
will bring you updates as we keep actively involved
with the regulations and how it will impact the industry, like
the SEC approving new amendments to Rule
15c2-12, dealing with disclosures . The Ehlers Team
is committed to serving you and your community's best
interests. That will never change.
Your Bets: Concepts to Consider and Questions to Ask
Refinance/Refund Your Bonds
by Mark Ruff, Financial
Have you ever watched someone place their bets
on the roulette table and wonder how they know whether to move
forward with their bet or hold on? Do you feel the same way
when you consider, "If I wait for a year, how much higher
could rates be and still save the same amount of money?"
It's That Rate-Setting Time of Year
are thinking of holiday cheer,
rates for the following year.
Staff look at
sewer and water and storm,
To answer the
question that's always the norm:
"What are other cities charging?"
New Brighton Utilizing New Legislation For
Rental Housing Project In The Northwest Quadrant
Over the past
year, the City of New Brighton and Ehlers public
finance representatives have been meeting with developers
about potential development opportunities in the City's 100
acre redevelopment area known as the Northwest Quadrant.
In May and
June, City officials met with a half-dozen developers and
toured several sites around the metro area.
Development Company emerged as the firm with the most
experience and most reasonable financial assumptions for a new
development. In mid-July the company presented a proposal for a
120 unit, market rate apartment building known as Waters
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